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Electrotherapy

Basic Description

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Therapy involves few modalites/equipment used for pain and symptomatic relief in a particular condition.

Types of Modalities

Interferential Therapy (IFT)
Ultrasound Therapy (UST)
LASER
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Muscle Stimulator

Indications

Modality (Conditions) Duration
IFT (Arthritis, tendinitis, tendonitis, ligament injuries, back pain, neck pain, sciatica,…) 10-15 mins
UST (tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis, ligament injuries, plantar fasciitis, dequervain’s tenosynovitis,…) 8-10 mins
LASER (Tendinitis, calcaneal spur, plantar fasciitis, dequervain’s tenosynovitis, tennis elbow 2 mins
TENS (Sciatica, back/neck pain radiating to legs/hands) 10-15 mins
Muscle Stimulator (Bell’s Palsy, other nerve palsy, muscle wasting/weakness) 20-30 mins

Contraindications

Cardiac diseases/pacemaker
Fever
Region of metal implant in the body
Tumour
Disturbed skin sensation
Open wounds
Infection
Vascular conditions
Irradiation

Note

Above mentioned modalities are mostly used as an adjunct to other physiotherapy treatment methods like exercise therapy and manual therapy to hasten the recovery process.